Spring Performance 2014

At the end of every year, the kids at CLASS Academy organize and put on a musical play for their parents. We’ve written about this before.

This year the theme was American history, focusing on the presidents that appear on money.


Lucy’s class (the Kangaroos) sang a number called One for All and All for One. The stage was filled with singing, dancing Lady Libertys.


Will’s class dressed up as G.I.s, and performed Ol’ Hickory (that’s Andrew Jackson, for the less-well-read among you).


The kids all had a grand time putting on the show, and were very proud of themselves afterward. We’re looking forward to next year’s show!

Portfolio Day at CLASS Academy

At the end of every year at CLASS Academy, the school throws a “portfolio day.” This is when the kids have their parents come in, take them on a tour of their classroom, and show off all the things they’ve been working on all year. It’s also a day for saying goodbye to the teachers they’ve spent so much time with.

Here’s Will next to his self-portrait:


And with his teacher buddy – Mr. Butler, the Dragons teacher.


Lucy had a great time with Mr. Dougherty as a Kangaroo this year.


Also happening that day was the class plays, put on by the Kangaroos and Butterflies. There were three plays, one of which was written by the students. The whole production was… extraordinary.

Lucy played either three or four parts, we couldn’t figure out which. There was a magician and a baby dragon, and a mischevious fairy maybe? The plot had something to do with cheese. The kids all had a fabulous time doing this.


It makes us really proud to see how far the kids have come over this school year. We (and they) are looking forward to the next one.

#65: Teach Something at CLASS Academy

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

Today was Engineering Day at Class Academy, and the faculty invited parents to come in and do a project with the kids. We happened to be in Lucy’s classroom, and after a short lesson on Newton’s third law, we made rockets out of balloons and straws, and raced them along the length of the classroom!

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Much laughter was had, and the kids hopefully learned some simple physics in a memorable way.